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Wednesday, 19 November 1986
Page: 2563

(Question No. 1371)

Senator Mason asked the Minister representing the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment, upon notice, on 16 September 1986:

(1) What are the function or functions of the Statutory Authority titled, Australian Institute of Anatomy.

(2) How many people are currently employed by the Authority on a part-time or a full-time basis.

(3) How many of these people are employed in an Honorary capacity.

(4) To what extent is the Authority subsidised by the private sector and what has been the cost to the Australian Government for maintaining the Authority for each year of its existence.

(5) It is a fact that the Authority is not required to produce an annual report; if so, why not.

Senator Ryan —The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) to (5) The Government decided in 1984 to make the Institute of Anatomy Building available to accommodate the National Film and Sound Archive. As a result of this decision the Institute's collection was transferred to the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Anatomy Agreement Act 1924 was repealed by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1985.